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Diorio Restaurant & Bar

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Mon, 3/18
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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quick fried calamari, sweet chilli sauce, mixed greens or sauteed w/ fra diavolo sauce
shrimp cocktail
jumbo‎ shrimp cocktail, our own tangy horseradish cocktail sauce
stuffed long hots
long hot Italian peppers, house-made sausage & breadcrumb stuffing
broccoli rabe & sausage
broccoli rabe, spicy Italian sausage, simmered w/ garlic & evoo
beef carpaccio
thinly shaved filet mignon, shaved pecorino romano cheese, kalamata olives, mixed greens, pepper infused evoo
grilled‎ tuscan bread, diced plum tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic
a traditional Italian appetizer…thinly sliced prosciutto, spicy dried Italian sausage, roasted peppers, artichokes, provolone cheese
½ dozen blue point oysters ½ dozen littleneck clams
lobster bisque
soup of the day
mixed green salad
field greens, red onion, diorio’s house vinaigrette w/ gorgonzola cheese
caesar classico
classic caesar salad … crisp romaine, anchovy dressing, garlic croutons, pecorino romano
apple salad
field greens, granny smith apples, caramelized walnuts, crumbled gorgonzola cheese, house-made strawberry vinaigrette
loose spicy sausage
ravioli bolognese
cheese ravioli w/ diorio’s special tomato sauce of ground sausage & veal
loose spicy sausage
linguini & clams
linguini,‎ littleneck clams, garlic white wine sauce
loose spicy sausage
gemelli & sausage
gemelli pasta, loose spicy sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, mascarpone cream sauce
loose spicy sausage
cavatelli alla caprese
fresh‎ cavatelli pasta, chicken, fresh tomatoes, basil, light tomato sauce, ricotta cheese
loose spicy sausage
rigatoni alla vodka
rigatoni,‎ vodka plum tomato cream sauce, fresh basil
shrimp & white beans
shrimp, spinach, white beans, fresh tomatoes, light tomato broth
pork chop
grilled pork chop, maple bourbon glaze, goat cheese
veal diorio
thinly pounded floured veal, prosciutto, melted mozzarella, sage, marsala wine sauce, garlic spinach
pan-seared chicken breast, artichokes, tomatoes, basil chardonnay reduction
fresh pan-seared salmon, honey horseradish mustard glaze
$31 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were meeting friends for dinner and decided to try Diorios. They had never been there. We arrived a few minutes early and decided to have a drink at the bar. Beautiful setting along with Tony the bar keep. Great menu along with superb service....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Chris H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed dinner with friends before a show at the Palace. Old school charm (I love the old wooden bar & booths,as well as the black & white mosaic floor tiles) great service and delicious cuisine- what more can you expect?

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Johnz67
Reviewed January 29, 2019 via mobile

The atmosphere, service and food were great. The clams casino appetizer was one of the best I've ever had. Everyone in our group really enjoyed their meals.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank peruginilouise
Reviewed January 23, 2019

What a vintage restaurant to enjoy. The food was exceptionally delicious served in a place that reminds one of old New York City!! The cuisine is authentic Italian offering scrumptious seafood and decadent desserts. If you want to treat yourself to leisurely dining for a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bethknows2016
Reviewed January 15, 2019

I've been going to Diorio's since I was in high school. The layout's changed a bit but the food is consistently excellent. I've never had a bad meal there.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bill C
Reviewed January 14, 2019

We went because we had received a generous gift card, otherwise it would be a bit pricey for any old day of the year. I will definitely return for special occasions. The in-house infused-vodka martini was wonderful. The bruschetta was terrific - I know it...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kppr
Reviewed October 27, 2018

The wait staff was attentive. As an person of Italian descent, I understand good Pasta with white clam sauce. The dish was excellent. It was accompanied by a nice glass of Cabernet Souvignon at the recommendation of our waitress. Total enjoyment was had by all....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tom P
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Walk through the doors and you can see old Waterbury at its finest. Refinished banker booths. Beautiful ceiling, spectacular bar. Try the oyster and cold seafood tower...to die for! The pastas are fresh, the steaks are outstanding, the specials are creative. Wonderful service and unique...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank 3WhiteK
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We were seated immediately and the atmosphere was wonderful but when the food came I felt my chicken parmesan was fresh out of the freezer into the fryer with a little bit of sauce as it was breaded heavily dry and a little tough would...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank debbiel322
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

It had been years since I had been to this restaurant. The food was good. The service was good. It has a nice ambiance and friendly and accommodating staff - was not so busy but still fine. Will go back again.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Response from Decaf7 | Reviewed this property |
Main dishes are extremely reasonable, $15-$17.00. Antipasti dishes 10-15, salads 8-13 and pastas 15. Believe me, you can't get a better Italian meal for this price!! And wine was fabulous.
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